Our local mission is much the same as the national mission. Although this is a competition, we hold the spirit of knowledge to be our number one priority. We aim to see students of all backgrounds throughout New England gaining appreciation for their infrastructure and those who make it possible. We also want the students to understand the design process and work in teams in a similar way to engineering professionals. We want the students to broaden their perspectives on the way the world works and the ways they may want to contribute to it in the future. Lastly, it is our mission to bring each and every student participating (and their school faculty, parents, mentors, and all involved) a positive learning experience full of fun, teamwork and creativity.
Here's a link to a whole bunch of high quality photos.
We hope you all really enjoyed the 2013 competition. Please share your photos! You can upload them into the Showcase or send them to Reed or Michelle. Here's the linki to what we... more
This year was nothing short of amazing and EVERY TEAM should be very proud! It was great seeing all our teams come together yesterday at Northeastern, and all of you having such well... more
THANK YOU for submitting your city! Next, looking forward to seeing your RESEARCH ESSAYS!
A couple teams struggled with the submission form. I made a simple word version of it... more
Liz Clark, who is working with the Natick team, says:
Here’s a couple of links about Sherbourne Common. It’s a park in Toronto that was master planned to incorporate stormwater... more
Thank you seems like just not enough to say to Kim Spangenberg and the crew at Virtual High School. The website for teams to discuss their work, for mentors and teachers to give feed back,... more
Some short ~ 5 minute stormwater videos that might be useful (courtesty of Clay Schofield with the Dennis-Yarmouth team):
Thank you to all the students, teachers and mentors that came to ThinkFest! It was great seeing old faces and meeting new ones. I hope everyone enjoyed some of the 29 different hands-... more
Registration ends on Halloween, so don't get spooked out of the competition and register!
Teams - please start your engines...
Hot off the presses, we have received the 2013 Future City Educators Handbook.
This means TEAMS MAY NOW START! REGISTER TODAY... more
The 2013 competition is coming up faster than you'll know it! Here are the dates:
SimCity Due Date:Saturday, December 8, 2012 @ 8PM
As many of you know, Reed and Michelle are both structural engineers who love working with bridges. Reed has been overseeing two high school students over the past month as they develop a website... more
The 2012 finalists for New England will be on BNN TV9 at 4 pm tomorrow, with numerous repeat airings following. The show will be converted and posted onYouTube sometime over the next month.more
It's the time of the year to REGISTER for the 2013 competition! The theme will be STORMWATER. We are looking forward to doing great things along this theme, and to having this year's contest be... more
Follow this link for a whole bunch of Future City photos!
Seventeen teams competed their hearts out today in what has been the greatest regional final imaginable. It was a snowy day at Northeastern's Cabral Center, but that didn't slow down any of... more
I intentionally set the due date earlier than necessary for thesubmission of Virtual City files (sim city sc4 extensions). No penalties will be assessed as long As I get the files by December... more